By Jennifer McRae

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4)– Firefighters rushed to rescue a horse that fell into a pool in Fort Collins on Friday. The horse fell into the pool filled with snow and icy water in the 6500 block of Kyle Ave. about 6:40 p.m.

(credit: Poudre Fire Authority)

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Fire crews said that the horse had escaped its enclosure before falling into the pool.

(credit: Poudre Fire Authority)

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Some of the firefighters kept the horse calm while keeping its head above water. After about 40 minutes, the horse was removed from the pool.

(credit: Poudre Fire Authority)

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The horse was taken to the Colorado State University Vet Hospital after a veterinarian checked it out once on solid ground.

Jennifer McRae